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Wed, Sep 18, 2019

What the Abqaiq attack should teach us about critical infrastructure

The precision of the aerial attack on Abqaiq, whether it originated in Iran or outside it, shows both a willingness to target strategic critical infrastructure and a capability for extreme precision.

MENASource by Thomas S. Warrick

Crisis Management Geopolitics & Energy Security

Thu, Sep 12, 2019

Factbox: Tunisia’s precarious 2019 presidential election

Voting booths open for the Tunisian presidential election this Sunday, September 15, in one of the world’s youngest democracies. Tunisians will be selecting their second president from among twenty-six candidates, including two women, with hopes of a new vision for addressing pressing issues about the economy, security, and political reform. Parliamentary elections follow on October […]

MENASource by Adam Aluzri and Christiana Haynes

Democratic Transitions Elections

Thu, Sep 5, 2019

Is the early presidential election a political turning point for Tunisia?

The results of the next Tunisian presidential election may change the political spectrum for the subsequent legislative elections too. During the last eights years, the political paranoia has been the rule, leading public opinion to discredit politicians and political parties.

MENASource by Haykel Ben Mahfoudh

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Wed, Sep 18, 2019

Lipner quoted in Vice News on the Israeli elections

In the News by Atlantic Council

Elections Israel

Wed, Sep 18, 2019

What the Abqaiq attack should teach us about critical infrastructure

The precision of the aerial attack on Abqaiq, whether it originated in Iran or outside it, shows both a willingness to target strategic critical infrastructure and a capability for extreme precision.

MENASource by Thomas S. Warrick

Crisis Management Geopolitics & Energy Security

Wed, Sep 18, 2019

Wechsler joins BBC to discuss Iran’s denial of involvement in Saudi oil attacks

In the News by Atlantic Council

Iran Security & Defense

Wed, Sep 18, 2019

Slavin in The American Conservative: Iran and the Poisonous Fruits of ‘Maximum Pressure’

In the News by Atlantic Council

Economic Sanctions Iran
Israel election netanhayu

Tue, Sep 17, 2019

Netanyahu teetering after inconclusive Israeli election

Results were disappointing for the incumbent, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, but still inconclusive. The next phase promises to be no less tortuous.

New Atlanticist by Shalom Lipner

Elections Israel

Tue, Sep 17, 2019

Talks in Riyadh on Iran: What happens next?

Trump is more than likely hoping that Saudi officials agree to economic pressure on Iran, but oppose an all-out war.

New Atlanticist by Kirsten Fontenrose

Iran Saudi Arabia

Tue, Sep 17, 2019

Fontenrose joins BBC to discuss recent attacks on Saudi

In the News by Atlantic Council

Iran Middle East

Tue, Sep 17, 2019

Slavin quoted in NPR on Saudi strike

In the News by Atlantic Council

Iran Saudi Arabia

Tue, Sep 17, 2019

Pfaff in Defense One: The Saudi-Oil Attacks Aren’t Game Changing. They Show How the Game Has Changed

In the News by Atlantic Council

Iran Oil and Gas
Putin Saudi Arabia

Tue, Sep 17, 2019

He’s serious: Putin offers to sell air defense missiles to Saudi Arabia

While Iran's president and foreign minister laughed at the Russian president's statement, Putin offer should been seen as a serious one.

New Atlanticist by Mark N. Katz

Iran Missile Defense